Health officials push for coveted vaccination rate, hosting pop-up vaccination sites

According to the state, more than 68% of adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. 58% are fully vaccinated, but there are certain parts of the state that are far behind, like the Crotona Park section of the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2021, 11:34 AM

Updated 1,040 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced most COVID restrictions around the state will be lifted once 70% of adult New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. However, certain areas of the city are lagging.
According to the state, more than 68% of adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. 58% are fully vaccinated, but there are certain parts of the state that are far behind, like the Crotona Park section of the Bronx.
City data says not even 39% of the people living in this neighborhood have gotten a dose yet. This and 10 other areas with similarly low vaccination rates will be getting pop-up sites run by the state trying to make it as convenient as possible for as many people as possible to get their shots.
Eleven sites will open in zip codes where the data shows that vaccination is significantly lower than the statewide average. Pop up sites are coming to neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn where the vaccination rate is about 30% lower than the statewide numbers. Residents in one Bronx community say they were surprised to hear the vaccination rate was falling behind.


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